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The evolution experiment that has been watching bacteria mutate for 30 years

Thirty years ago the world's longest running evolution experiment began when scientist Richard Lenski seeded 12 identical flasks with <i>E. coli</i> …

Biology

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming<p>Thirty-five years ago an American biologist Terry Erwin conducted an experiment to count insect species. Using an insecticide …

Biodiversity

A Nine-Year Collaboration Has Just Shown How Sugar Influences Cancer Cell Growth

This is huge.<p>There's a long-known relationship between cancer and sugar, but figuring out exactly how it works has proven elusive. Now, thanks to a …

Cancer Cells

Second Sphinx Buried In Sand In Egypt’s Giza Plateau, Pyramids Much Older Than Believed, Researchers Claim

The Sphinx — the ancient and giant statue of what appears to be a lion with a human face — is one of the most remarkable structures in the world and …

Ancient History

Science explains why coffee tastes better when you buy it from a coffee shop

Coffee is unique among artisanal beverages in that the brewer plays a significant role in its quality at the point of consumption.<p>In contrast, drinkers buy draft beer and wine as finished products; their only consumer-controlled variable is the temperature at which you drink them.<p>Why is it that …

Coffee

Here's Why These Horribly Deadly Poison Dart Frogs Never Poison Themselves

Evolution, you clever.<p>The most poisonous animal in the world is difficult to quantify, but one of the most deadly is, without question, the golden …

Biology

Blood, bookworms, bosoms and bottoms: the secret life of libraries

Their history is full of remarkable discoveries that go well beyond the books themselves – they contain our flesh, our souls and ourselves<p>I recently had the privilege of circling the world to write a book about libraries. My timing was excellent: after a short-lived e-books scare, physical books …

Books

New blood test spots cancer before symptoms appear

When it comes to treating cancer, early detection makes all the difference. And researchers are firmly on the right track, with a new blood test that …

Cancer

The Best Way to Barbecue, According to Science

Step away from the lighter fluid.<p>Unless you’re master barbecuer Ron Swanson himself, your grill game could probably use a little work — and fast, …

BBQ

Why Coffee Addiction May Be Good For Your Liver

Good news for caffeine addicts: a new study says that drinking coffee and tea is associated with better liver health.<p>In a study that took place in …

7 tips to be more productive during Ramadan

and<p>Ramadan began in the evening of Friday May 26, 2017, and will end in the evening of Saturday June 24, 2017.<p>During this period, Muslims across the …

Painless cancer detection could become routine thanks to 'liquid biopsies'

Researchers are developing tests that could make cancer detection so painless that it becomes part of routine check-ups, experts said, as new developments in such “liquid biopsy” technology were presented at the world’s largest cancer conference in Chicago this weekend.<p>Prostate cancer trial stuns …

Cancer

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The story of these life-saving shots includes aborted fetuses, snatched cells, and a discredited theory that refuses to die.<p>Before vaccines, millions of children died horrific deaths each year from infectious diseases like whooping cough, polio, and measles. Today, thanks to vaccines, most of these …

The Best Ways to Use Breaks to Be More Productive (Infographic)

To be your most productive self, take a step back from your work.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Between working, exercising and spending time with family, you may think you’re giving yourself enough breaks, but what about during work?<p>Taking breaks throughout your work …

Time Management

HIV Cure? Research May Show a Way to Eliminate Virus

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Medical Daily.<p>A team of scientists at University College London has developed a way to prevent HIV from disabling …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Middle East meets West in this za’atar bun recipe

I was born in Damascus, Syria. Though I grew up between London and Qatar, my mother made the trip back to Syria to give birth to me and each of my siblings so she could be with her family.<p>My grandparents were the last of my immediate relatives to live in Palestine. They fled in 1948, in what we …

Feta Cheese
Public Health

The Dunning-Kruger Effect Shows Why Some People Think They're Great Even When Their Work Is Terrible

Pat is a programmer at a large software company. At best, he’s a middling performer; his code is a mess (initializing variables that are never used, using variable names no one else understands, etc.), he takes longer than he should, and he doesn’t even remember his own code months later.<p>But Pat’s …

Psychology

I trained myself to be less busy — and it dramatically improved my life

My overwhelming schedule left me exhausted and empty. Here’s how I fought back.<p>I am a robot, programmed to obliterate my to-do list. During the day, I direct a research laboratory, write papers, and teach classes as a professor of psychology at the University of Arizona. Come 4:30 pm, I run a kid …

University of Arizona

Scientists Just Announced Our Best Shot at Ending Antibiotic Resistance to Date

A molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance.<p>Scientists have developed a molecule that reverses antibiotic resistance in multiple strains of …

Microbiology

Recovering Hidden Texts

<b>Sometime in the eighth</b> century, a monk at St. Catherine’s Monastery in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was preparing to transcribe a book of the Bible in …

Gardening 101: Strawberry

Strawberry, <i>Fragaria × ananassa:</i> “Garden Venus”<p>In our mind, fresh strawberries qualify as a different species from the store-bought, long-traveling …

This 4-Step Routine Will Make Your Fridays Way More Enjoyable

Don’t make the mistake of treating Friday like any other workday.<p>Having a specific and intentional routine on Friday will set you up for a relaxing …

Time Management

23 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Stressed Out

Stress… <i>ugh</i>. We all know what it feels like. It manifests for each of us in different ways. Muscle tension, inability to sleep well, headaches, an …

How Grind Size Affects Your Cup Of Coffee

Surface area increases as brewing time decreases<p>When you grind your coffee finely, you are raising your surface area. This has the potential to lead …

Your Most Important Resolution for 2017? Forget About Time Management and Do This Instead | Inc.com

As 2016 draws to a close and the new year approaches, many of us take the time to reflect and make some resolutions to change our behavior or maybe even our way of thinking:<p>What went wrong that I can correct?<p>What can I do better?<p>What can I change to make me more effective?<p>How can I use my time more …

Time Management

Virus DNA in sewers may keep people from getting sick

When a virus such as the flu is going around, the earlier it's detected, the better prepared that health agencies can be. It's with this in mind that …

Stanford University

7 Things to Do at Work When Everyone Is Out of the Office

Most of your coworkers are out decking the halls the second half of December, but you’re not taking a vacation. Now what? You could celebrate the …

7 Powerful Phrases to Boost Your Productivity | Inc.com

As with any growth and expansion, becoming more productive doesn't happen overnight. It takes consistent investment of time and commitment.<p>If you want to take yourself to the next level, you must be more productive.<p>To be more productive isn't always easy -- sometimes we need repeated reminders.<p>Here …

Time Management